July 27th is Mozilla Community Day at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference!

Tuesday July 10th, 2001

If you are going to the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in San Diego this month, be sure to check out Mozilla Community Day, which is happening the last day of the conference. Mozilla Community Day is open to all, whether or not your are attending the Open Source Conference. To find out more, visit this page for info and a listing of some of the topics that will be discussed!

#18 Too little, too late

by dave532

Thursday July 12th, 2001 3:04 AM

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However great Mozilla is (and I use it all the time on all the platforms it supports because I prefer it over most browsers) it's still not going to benefit Mozilla very much. Most PC makers will just stick with the default browser unless they have a vested interest in promoting Netscape or Mozilla, I suppose there may be a market for some PC makers to create a custom version of Mozilla that fits their corporate branding, but if XP is themeable (I'm sure I've read that somewhere) they're more likely just to theme the Windows desktop rather than use a Mozilla based solution.

This is good news for consumers though, if for some strange reason I decide to buy a copy of XP, the first thing I'll do is uninstall IE, unfortunately I've gotta feeling it's only going to be the front end that's going to be deleted, many applications rely on the IE rendering engine I doubt you'll be able to remove that, therefore most of IE will still be preloaded on startup, therefore using Mozilla with the -turbo option will mean effectively you have two browsers in memory.

With the Mozilla ActiveX control it should be possible with a little modification to make applications that rely on IE to use the Mozilla rendering engine instead, it would be great to see a moz based desktop with IE not loaded at all, but that's probably a while off.